South Pittburg official says arrest related to 'power struggle'

South Pittburg official says arrest related to 'power struggle'

November 9th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

South Pittsburg City Administrator Sammy Burrows

Photo by Angela Lewis/Times Free Press.

South Pittsburg City Administrator Sammy Burrows says his his arrest by his own police department late Friday night involves "a little bit of an internal power struggle."

Burrows was booked into the Marion County Jail just before 1 a.m. on charges of obstruction of officer rights, resisting arrest, speeding and reckless driving, according to the intake report. South Pittsburg Police Sgt. Paul West was listed as the arresting officer

No arrest report was available Saturday from the South Pittsburg Police Department and no one answered the phone.

He was ordered released on his own recognizance shortly thereafter by Circuit Court Judge Thomas W. "Rusty" Graham, jail personnel said.

Burrows said Saturday, "I told my mayor and my council I did get a speeding ticket. I was speeding."

He said he couldn't discuss the pending case.

"There's a lot of things that have happened and there's a lot of people that don't like it and I got caught up in it, putting myself in a bad position. I have learned people will do what their power will let them and there's nothing you can do about that."

Burrows has a court date in January.